Radiohead among Lollapalooza lineup
EmptyNASHVILLE -- Lollapalooza officially revealed this year's lineup, which features some 120 acts led by Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine, Nine Inch Nails, Kanye West and Wilco. The three day festival is set for Aug. 1-3 at Chicago's Grant Park.
Lollapalooza, which is produced by Austin, Texas-based C3 Presents (see related Q&A with C3 talent buyer Charles Attal), grossed $9.8 million last year and sold out at 167,330 over the three days, according to Billboard Boxscore. It was the fifth-highest-grossing festival in the world in 2007, and C3 Partner Attal says ticket sales are outpacing last year.
Also on this year's bill are the Raconteurs, Love and Rockets, Gnarls Barkley, Bloc Party, the Black Keys, Broken Social Scene, Flogging Molly, Mark Ronson, Cat Power, Lupe Fiasco, G. Love & Special Sauce, Brazilian Girls, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Dierks Bentley, John Butler Trio and many more.
Advance three-day passes are now on sale at $190 for a limited time, then will be available at $205, with no service fees and a print-at-home option.
Lollapalooza 2008 sponsors include AT&T, Bud Light, PlayStation, MySpace, Citi, BMI, Blackstone Winery, f.y.e., Glaceau, Small Paul, Sweet Leaf Tea, and Southern Comfort.